On 21st June 2018, MOHAN Foundation Mumbai was invited by Mrs. Smita Jadhav, Senior Inspector, for an awareness talk on organ donation at NRI Police Station, Navi Mumbai.
On the occasion of international Yoga Day, all the police personnel of day shift and night shift were present and yoga was conducted by another health foundation for an hour, after which organ donation awareness talks were conducted.
Mrs. Jigisha Yadav introduced MOHAN Foundation and its missions and objectives. She went on to explain the concept of organ donation, types of death, the organs and tissues that can be donated after cardiac death and after brain death, the concept of brain death, difference between brain death and coma. Myths and facts relating to organ donation were explained and information about organ allocation, and distribution were also shared.
The audience were thereafter explained the legal aspects, the actual role of police when Brain death occurs in Medico Legal cases. Forms 8 and 10 pertaining to Transplantation of Human Organs Act were discussed and they were made familiar with the procedure. It was highlighted to them that time was of essence if such requests were to come to them from the hospital, for their approval. It was explained to them as to how organ donation is a race against time and the procedures for approvals must be acted upon as early as possible.
Around 30 police personnel attended the session. Some of them took the Pledge form to donate their organs. 3 senior police inspector took the pledge.
We thank Mrs. SmitaJadhav (Senior Inspector) and Mr. Patil (PI) for inviting us and supporting the cause of Organ Donation.